Reach for Recovery Cape Peninsula celebrated Mandela Day with the knitting clubs of Tokai Library and Highlands House in Vredehoek respectively. These are talented ladies who knit items for different charities. Peninsula was the proud recipients of knitted pink ribbons, blankets and beanies from the two groups. These items will be distributed to patients in [...]
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Reach for Recovery West Rand team lead by Sandra Strydom teamed up with Sr Vlooi Venter and others from CANSA to do their bit of 67 minutes of service in celebration of Mandela Day. They visited the West Rand Oncology Centre where they handed out flowers and beanies to patients. Heather and Christene visited Krugersdorp [...]
Reach for Recovery Durban were invited to attend the Zumbathon 2019, which was a fundraising event, held for RFR, at the Gateway Wavehouse. All proceeds go to RFR! These energetic dancers, ages ranging from 7 to 75 years old and they were an inspiration. We are so blessed by the generosity and support of the [...]
In April 2019, Irene Gcinekile Nkonyane, a breast cancer survivor from Piet Retief in Mpumalanga attended RFR Durban’s Peer Support Training session with the hope to start a small group in Mpumalanga. Kabonina Ncube, a cancer survivor, joined her for the training with the idea to provide Irene with some administrative support once they get [...]
Stephné Jacobs, Chairperson of the RFR Board of Management and Ann Steyn, RRI Past President and also a RFR Board members carried the flag for RFR at the recent RRI Conference in Prague. Both Stephné and Ann did oral presentations and also acted as Chairpersons at sessions. These two ladies shared the stage with other [...]
Reach for Recovery KZN, are very excited to announce the launch of our new group on the South Coast, which will provide much needed support for breast cancer patients in the Margate, Port Shepstone area. Special thanks to the staff of South Coast Hospice for their passion and support. Our team of fully trained volunteers [...]
Our new training team, Carla Lind and Michele Coe, are really on a roll! They presented a Peer Support Program to 6 new volunteers from Peninsula, 2 from Tygerberg and 1 from Somerset West. Thanks to Dr. Jenny Edge from Tygerberg Hospital, the Boardroom of the US Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (on Tygerberg Hospital [...]
On 18 and 19 May 2019, Carla Lind and Michele Coe from Reach for Recovery Peninsula presented Peer Support Training to three lovely new volunteers in George: Hanlie van Zyl, Fran Roberts and Pamela Jacobs. Agnes Maree, a CANSA employee also completed the training to broaden her knowledge of breast cancer and patient needs. Sr [...]
Last year we introduced you to three cousins who decided to raise funds for Recovery Group in East London. Three Cousins namely Brenton de la Harpe, David Prinsloo and Russell Weare are the sons of three sisters who were all affected by cancer at different stages in their lives. Two sisters succumbed to the disease, [...]
Taking “Time Out” as a team, to just relax and have fun is so important for the well-being of our Volunteers who are constantly encouraging and uplifting patients diagnosed with breast cancer. Reach for Recovery Durban held their ‘family fun day’ last week, and had an wonderful day together with family and friends, sharing a [...]